Who is Manti Te’o?
- Manti Te’o was born on January 26, 1991 in Laie which is a CDP in Hawaii
- The San Diego Chargers selected him in the second round, 38th overall
- Te’o attended the University of Notre Dame
Why is he making headlines again?
Netflix released a two-part series ‘Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist’. It is based on the life of Manti Te’o. The story of Te’o and his fake girlfriend is a complex and mysterious one, which Netflix’s new two-part documentary “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist” attempts to unravel. Directors Ryan Duffy and Tony Vainuku wisely offer no commentary or judgment as they revisit this astonishing story a decade down the road.
May 13, 2012 — From Te’o’s Twitter account: “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 (hash)LMK
July 23 — From Te’o’s Twitter account: mteo_5 Manti Te’o Be strong. Be brave. Never give up. (hash)3words (at)LennayKay
Sept. 15 — Te’o has 12 tackles and breaks up two passes and the 20th-ranked Fighting Irish win 20-3 at No. 10 Michigan State. Te’o says afterward “I lost two women that I truly love” and that he had “my girlfriend’s family around me.”
Oct. 12 — From Te’o’s Twitter account: Today is October the 12th! A month ago my life changed dramatically! Thank you for all your love and support! Day by day! (hash)574L
Dec. 8 — South Bend television station WSBT shoots video of Te’o saying in a pre-Heisman interview in New York, “I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer.” That’s two days after the date given by Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for when Te’o found out about the hoax.
- August 2020- He married Instagram fitness personality Jovi Nicole, to whom he’d been linked since 2016. “I couldn’t give you the world but I think I did better … I gave you my last name and it looks good on you Mrs. Te’o,” he wrote.
- Aug. 12, 2021 – The Te’os welcomed a daughter named Hiro.
- Te’o is currently a free agent for the NFL. He previously played for San Diego Chargers for four years, then the New Orleans Saints for two years.
- Te’o has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. His most recent salary estimate was $132,000 per year.
Should you watch the story?
We say yes! It’s definitely mind twisting, but we say yes! Stream it today.